Cape Town/South Africa on March 8/9, 2018,
Learning from African Hotspots
Emerging countries have become part of the inter-linked global society, with digitization and globalization as its driving forces. In African countries, a dynamic innovation culture has emerged. Companies, private initiatives, universities and a new start-up scene collaborate, interlink and co-create.
To understand the “African rising” story, you have to look at its digital hotspots. Cape Town is one of them.
Behind the scenes – Cape Town
Cape Town has a favorable business culture, an entrepreneurial spirit, four strong universities and an iconic landscape. And it is the southernmost part of a rising continent looking for new solutions.
Most entrepreneurial investments in Cape Town are tech-enabled and solving problems unique to the African continent. As a result, Cape Town has not yet been in the spotlight of global attention. Maybe this being one of the reasons that Cape Town has emerged as a very specific and highly innovative ecosystem.
Global Innovation Expert
Global Innovation Expert is featuring the innovation ecosystem of Cape Town in a 2-day seminar on March 8th/9th, 2018.
Global Innovation Expert is an international executive education program focusing on innovation management. Two-day seminars are taking place in Vienna, San Francisco, Shanghai, Nairobi and herewith Cape Town, presenting the different innovation cultures from Europe, the US, China and Africa. The Global Innovation Expert’s partner universities are Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna, Berkeley University of California, Shanghai University and Strathmore Business School.
ECOTEC has contributed to set up of the program in Cape Town. ECOTEC’s partner IO InnovationOrbit e.U. is the organizer of the program.
Where and when?
March 8th/9th, 2018
Dock Road (alongside Ferryman’s Pub)
Cape Town/South Africa
Thursday, March 8, 2018
|1||The African start-up revolution – by Marcello Schermer|
|2||Impact Venture Capital and Corporate Innovation in Africa – by Zachariah George|
|3||Thoughts on cashless payments in South Africa – by Rupert Sully|
|4||How to scale training and education, ‘We Think Code’ – Tour|
by Arlene Mulder
|5||Corporate Innovation, an incubator perspective – by Philip Marais|
|6||Turning a crisis into an opportunity: Cape Town’s water crises – by George Gabriel|
|EVNING: Special Dinner|
Friday, March 9, 2018
|7||South African start-up success stories|
by Vuyisa Qabaka
|8||Insights into investing in African start-ups|
by Alexandra Fraser
|9||Innovation in distribution for informal markets|
by Arnaud Blanchet
|10||The township economy at RLabs|
by Marlon Parker
|11||DroneClouds – Can innovations contribute to resolve the water crises? (tbc)|
Saturday/Sunday, March 10/11, 2017
|Optional: Tour and wine tasting in Cape Town’s winelands|
Who should join the seminar?
Participants come from the private and the public sector, being entrepreneurs and managers responsible for innovation strategies, executives from research institutions, and other persons in leadership positions who are interested in innovations cultures or start-up ecosystems.
The fee is 1.800 Euro plus VAT. The 2-day program, full-day catering, site visits and one evening event is included.
If interested, please apply here. The number of participants is limited to 16 persons.
application has been closed.
For more information
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Further information to the whole seminar series you also get at www.innovationorbit.com